ATP roundup: Bublik, Coric to clash in Montpellier finale

League: Tennis

Posted on: 04 Feb, 2024 at 02:42 AM

Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Second-seeded Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan rallied from a set down to defeat No. 3 Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada on Saturday and will meet Borna Coric of Croatia in the finals of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.

Bublik needed more than 2 1/2 hours to dispatch Auger-Aliassime 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Meanwhile, Coric defeated top seed Holger Rune of Denmark 6-3, 4-1. Rune retired in the second set.

Davis Cup qualifiers

Canada defeated South Korea 3-1 to easily advance to the 2024 Davis Cup Finals.

Gabriel Diallo defeated Seongchan Hong 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 to punch Canada's ticket.

Slovakia also advanced with a 4-0 defeat of Serbia. Germany advanced 3-2 over Hungary. The Netherlands topped Switzerland 3-2 to advance. Finland swept Portugal 3-0 and Brazil beat Sweden 3-1.

Chile and Peru are tied 1-1 heading into Sunday's action. Argentina and Kazakhstan are also deadlocked at 1-1. France has a 2-0 lead on Chinese Taipei, and the Czech Republic leads Israel 2-0. Croatia and Belgium are also tied 1-1.

--Field Level Media